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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

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Oral Questions – 3 August 2022

Originally published: 3 August 2022

Questions to Ministers

CHRISTOPHER LUXON to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions?

Dr LIZ CRAIG to the Minister of Housing: What actions is the Government taking to increase the supply of housing outside the main urban centres?

KAREN CHHOUR to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she agree with the statement in yesterday’s report on the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill by Jonathan Boston and David King that “locating the Monitor so close to the centre of power creates the risk of a vicious cycle of increasing levels of abuse and the potential for abuse to be swept under the carpet,” or does she agree with Minister Davis’ statement that for those who submitted against the bill, it was “just another thing to grizzle about”?

ANGELA ROBERTS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What progress has been made on supporting people into jobs in the regions?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Revenue: Has Inland Revenue advised him why some people who haven’t lived in New Zealand for several years have received the cost of living payment, and will Inland Revenue be investigating what specific errors have led to these payments being made?

IBRAHIM OMER to the Minister for Trade and Export Growth: What progress has the Government made on its Trade for All agenda?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements and actions around the health workforce?

ANNA LORCK to the Minister for Economic and Regional Development: What recent announcements has he made on Government support for regional economies?

Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she agree with the Prime Minister that “it does matter to us as a Labour Government that we have people in the dignity of work”; if so, why are 55 percent more people receiving jobseeker support for longer than one year as at the June 2022 quarter compared to the September 2017 quarter?

Hon EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries: Will he commit to further action in New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems, such as seamounts, in light of the United Nations workshop under way in New York and relevant United Nations resolutions including, 6472, 6668 and 71123?

TĀMATI COFFEY to the Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health): What recent announcements has he made regarding the roll-out of Kaupapa Māori primary mental health and addiction services?

MARK CAMERON to the Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity): Does he stand by the exposure draft of the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity that objectives, policies, and methods developed under it “must, to the extent practicable: enable new occupation, use and development of Māori Lands”; if so, will he extend the same criteria to all New Zealanders with significant natural areas on their land?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.